PORT ELIZABETH – Reeva Steenkamp’s brother has told Eyewitness News he is not rushing to any conclusions about Oscar Pistorius’ actions.
The Paralympic athlete allegedly gunned his girlfriend down in his Pretoria home on Valentine’s Day.
He is expected to apply for bail at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court today.
Reeva’s brother, who has flown down from the United Kingdom to be with his family, on Monday said Oscar had his own demons to deal with.
Adam Steenkamp said he had been trying not think about the shocking details surfacing in the media about his sister’s death.
“The only impressions of Oscar that I had prior to this were good from my sister. He has got his own demons to deal with so I’ll leave him to that. It’s not my business.”
He said justice must prevail.
“I don’t think I have a formed opinion on whether he is guilty or not. As I said, it’s not something I’m focussing on.”
Adam, who said he had a very close relationship with his sister, described her as the glue that held the family together.
He recalled the good old days when he and his sister used to play on their father’s farm.
“She’s a down-to-earth girl. Getting stuck in, cleaning the horses, riding the horses, falling off. She’s a toughie.”
Meanwhile, Inge Nefdt said her friend Reeva was destined for great things.
She said she had always known the slain model and reality show contestant to be “vibrant.”
Local photographer Marc West, who worked with Reeva in her hometown of Port Elizabeth, pitied how she passed.
“My question is how can such great light be overcome by such great darkness?”
Friends and family will pay tribute to the 29-year-old at private ceremony in Port Elizabeth set to start at 11am today.